It has been quite a while since we published our last presentation on the partaking designers… So before the third edition of IDENTITY DRESS comes to its end let us shorty present three among partaking designers, currently showcasing their dresses at the National Museum of Slovenia.
TIMOTEJ BISTAN (Slovenia)
Following his passion Timotej Bistan is currently studying fashion design at the University of Natural Sciences in Ljubljana. Focusing on womenswear, he enjoys to experiment with proportions, as well as with textiles and textures. In his work precise tailoring is combined with colour blocking of refined and eye pleasing colour schemes. Timotej’s designs radiate a nostalgic aura, enriched with contemporary details – classy, yet with a modern touch. With every season his work is being more and more recognised among the local fashionistas, however we believe he will soon surpass the borders of his homeland. In April 2015 Timotej Bistan won the Student collection award at Ljubljana Fashion Week. He also recently competed for the estimated Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Ljubljana award for new emerging designers.
VIVIANO SUE (Japan)
After earning the master’s degree from Bunka Fashion Graduate University in Tokyo (Japan) he established his own brand House of Viviano Sue. Having lived in USA, China and Japan, he is being inspired with both Eastern and Western principles, infusing various culture-specific elements and incorporating them in his designs – whether speaking of silhouettes, colours or fabrics. Passionate about architecture and geometric shapes, and with an eye for detail, structure and fit, he takes queues from details and subtleties in nature, using them as building blocks for designing new shapes, prints, and forms. He brings an avant-garde twist to every look he designs, which attracts fashion forward customers. After blossoming in couture and bridal wear around Asia, he has recently launched his ready-to-wear line and showcased the Spring/Summer 2016 collection at the Vancouver Fashion Week in Canada, receiving great reviews in media, including the prominent Vogue UK.
PAULA CARMEN RIMOLI (Italy)
With its rich culture, Italy always took great pride in their art and fashion, making it one of the greatest places to find inspiration and creating something new. After graduating from Polimoda in Florence (Italy), Canada born and Italy based designer Paula Carmen Rimoli made her debut with the collection Iron Sky, using paper as her main material and completing it with cotton and leather, making all of it washable. Even though she is at the beginning of her career as a designer, her design philosophy combined with innovative approach in the use of paper as the functional future-oriented material for creating garments, has already caught the attention of media including the renown Vogue Italia. After making a strong impact with her first collection it is an honour that the 3rd edition of IDENTITY DRESS is one of Paula’s first international appearances.